lactiferous duct

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lactiferous duct

[lak′tif·ə·rəs ′dəkt]
(botany)
A tubular channel consisting of latex vessels or latex cells; carries the latex produced by the plant.
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PHYSICIAN'S DEFENSE The initial infection was in a clogged milk duct.
If you have IDC, cancer cells form in the lining of your milk duct, break free of the ductal wall and invade surrounding breast tissue.
When the lump remained she saw her GP, who agreed it was likely to be a blocked milk duct and advised her to come back in six weeks if it hadn't disappeared.
WHEN Claire Cooper discovered a lump in her left breast when she was 36 weeks pregnant, she thought it was nothing more than a blocked milk duct.
I really didn't think I should be too alarmed at this stage, I just thought it was a clogged milk duct.
At Newcastle's Nuffield Hospital, Sam was eventually diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, a cancer of the milk duct.
Sam, of Ferndale Avenue, Wallsend, who is mum to Annabelle, four, and Daniel, nine, was found to have cancer of the milk duct.
They noticed a slight variation in her mammogram from the time before and it turned out she had cancer in a milk duct.
Ductal lavage produced atypical breast milk duct epithelial cells in 17% of subjects and suspicious or malignant cells in another 7%.